Mob Of Meerkats Escape From Zoo To Play Miniature Golf On Seafront

A group of meerkats - otherwise known as a mob - seemingly decided they’d had enough of being cooped up at the zoo and ran off to treat themselves to a fun day out at the beach.

The curious little creatures broke out of Sealife Adventure in Essex yesterday (July 12) and quickly scattered themselves among tourists, possibly in an attempt to blend in with the crowds, or maybe to seek out some new Compare The Market customers.

It all seems very Madagascar, if you ask me. I think these meerkats would fit in well alongside King Julien and his army of lemurs. Judging by the way they scurried along the sea front it’s clear the little creatures liked to move it move it. Sorry.

It was later revealed the meerkats had escaped after someone broke into their enclosure and wrecked their home. The criminal’s thoughtless act put the animals at risk but thankfully Sealife Adventure said they’d all made it back safe and sound.

The meerkats scampered through the popular seaside resort in Essex and were later seen roaming a miniature golf course.

Local police did their best to herd the escapees together but the little animals were apparently determined to make the most of their freedom as they evaded the authorities and continued to make a run for it.

Footage of the meerkats was shared on Twitter but Niall Moran, who pointed out one hilarious moment which saw a meerkat standing on its hind legs, face to face with an amused human.